I was in utter dismay with the letter regarding the so-called children from Central America traveling to the U.S. border. How naive can the letter writer be? Does he really think that 9-year-olds, or even 18-year-old so-called children, could actually travel over 1,200 miles across strange, dangerous, and often hostile territory on their own? They were brought to the border by others, who were paid big money to do so. They were transported by unsavory people who would stoop to anything for money. As for our secure borders, they are practically non-existent.